My husband and I were sitting at home a couple of nights ago and decided to sign up for a virtual trivia game hosted by Sporcle Live Trivia with Robear. Not the best set of questions for just the two of us (the math terms mystery round was especially rough), though strangely enough, we managed to get an NHL question correct and the nerd point going along with it! Here were the questions:
1. What company, founded in 1892 by George Eastman and Henry Strong, has produced multiple lines of cameras, including the Brownie, one of the first mass-market snapshot cameras? One of so many technological innovations that was probably driven by people’s desires to see other naked people.
2. What rock band appears in the film Back to the Future Part III playing a hillbilly version of the song “Doubleback”?
3. In February 2021, what company announced that the NCAA Football series of games would return to production, removing NCAA from the title and adding the company’s name and the word “College”? Miss, we guessed Playstation.
4. In 1992, what singer became the only former Miss America to have a Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit with her song “Save the Best for Last”? Did I mention something about naked people earlier? Uh….
5. Winning the Hugo Award three years in a row, 2016-2018, who is the author of the Broken Earth trilogy? No clue…
6. Clare Foy and Olivia Colman play the same character in different seasons of what Netflix series that debuted in 2016? Never watched this, but so many of my friends on FB chatter about it that it made me curious to learn more (thanks guys)!
7. Which type of first-generation subatomic particle is found in a valence shell? We picked the wrong item out of three guesses.
8. Doing so in 1993, what was the last NHL team based in Canada to win a Stanley Cup?
NERD POINT: Which Canadian team won in 1990?
9. Which 20th-century U.S. president had two beagles named Him and Her? Nope, miss.
10. As of 2019, what city has the most populous urban area in China, with over 24 million people? Miss, we guessed Beijing.
Mystery: Name the math term based on the crossword clue given.
M1. (10 letters) The rate of change of a function with respect to a variable, often used in calculus to calculate the slope of a curve at a given point
M2. (6 letters) A set of numbers in rows and columns that form a rectangular table or array
M3. (9 letters) A convex quadrilateral that has at least one pair of parallel sides
M4. (8 letters) The quantity produced by the division of two numbers#4 was the only one we got correct.
Final Category – Emmy Awards
Final: Since 2000, there have been five programs that have won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series that include the name of a real-life person in their titles.
Name two of those five people.Note: The category has had many different names, including “Outstanding Miniseries.”
Nope for us, we only knew one of the correct people.
Unsure when we’re doing our next trivia game, as always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Biff Tannen (anyone else glad he’s not in charge of everything anymore)?